What is the image you want to project?

Are you being true to your persona?

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition:

“the personality that a person (such as an actor or politician) projects in public:  image”

In other words your image. Your image as an author.

Learning how to share on social media can help us improve as writers and bloggers. And possibly sell more books. Now, who doesn’t want that?

Donna Galanti wrote an article that talks about how a writer can present a consistent image to readers on social media, and she really got me to thinking about mine.

I’m not sure I’ve hit the mark with my author persona, yet. But I’ll keep trying.

Donna suggests the image doesn’t need to be genre-based unless that is all you want people to know about yourself.

So how can what can we do to help readers know what to expect?

  • Define and keep up a message that is constant and on target.
  • Share with your peeps what they can expect to see from you.
  • What they see is what they get. 

What can you expect from my blog?

  • Whenever I learn or find something exciting about the writing craft, I’ll share here.
  • I write stories because I love writing. I write a blog post because I love learning and sharing. And I will always try to reflect that love here.
  • I write on this blog because I want to be a better writer.
  • Learning from Y’all, has improved my writing. I do my best to thank you each for your knowledge and expertise.
  • I believe in possibilities, anything can happen and want to encourage other writers with this blog. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll both make the NYT Bestseller list.

According to Donna’s post, I need to update my “about me” page. So that task just got added to my to-do list. Y’all stay tuned and keep an eye out for a new and improved page.

As Shakespear wrote, “This above all: to thine own self be true,…”

Take a gander at Donna’s post and tell me if you’ve hit all the points in her article. Click her link below. And tell me…

Did you see anything to help improve your social media image?

Does your “about me” page tell a story of who you are?

Do your readers know what to expect when they click on your blog?

Do you think that projecting a consistent author persona will help promote your writing and books? 

4 Ways to Create Your Author Persona  By Donna Galanti




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